3 Tips to Make Happiness Happen in Your Business and Life

You probably know by now that I love wacky holidays, uncommon celebrations, and thought-provoking observances.  Well today we are celebrating International Happiness Day! In celebration, I’m bringing out a post I wrote a few years 1994-08-033 002ago on the topic of happiness.

I’m sure we have all seen  “sh*t happens” t-shirts and bumper stickers around (as if we need reminders that bad things happen).  Truthfully, that is the last thing we need to focus on.  Happiness happens but it doesn’t happen unless you make a conscious decision and take action to make it happen.  This is the secret to true happiness.

Here are my top 3 tips for making happiness happen in your business and life:

1. Do what you love.

I know I say this all the time, but it truly is the key to living a happy life.  I once heard a researcher on happiness say that only about 10% of your happiness is dependent on your circumstances (ie, bad things that may have happened, your personality, genetics, etc.).  The rest of it depends on you doing activities that you love.  It is so very important for you to incorporate the things that you love into your business and personal life.  Build your business and life around your unique genius, interests, passions, and talents.  If you do this, it’s hard not to be happy.

2. Spend  time with people you love. 

Most people would love to spend more time with friends and family.  As entrepreneurs, we actually have a lot of freedom when it comes to spending time with the people we love.  Be very intentional about how you spend your time.  If you find yourself saying, “I’m too busy” a lot, you’re probably not working as efficiently and effectively as you could be.  Don’t waste your time with people who drain energy from you—choose your clients and acquaintances wisely. Life is too short to spend it with energy-suckers.

3. Adopt a “Make Happiness Happen” Mindset.  

Like I said before, you have to choose to be happy and then you have to take actions that are aligned with your happiness.  You can’t sit around hoping and wishing for happiness.  You have to live happiness each and every day.  Sure, poop happens, but when you’re truly determined to be happy, you won’t get stuck in it.

Happiness is all about living in alignment with your values, priorities, and  integrity– being true to yourself and whatever it is that makes you tick.  Follow these 3 tips and make happiness happen!

About Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilva is the founder, CEO, and visionary leader of BrightFire Women’s Business Network, LLC.

BrightFire Women’s Business Network is the premiere sales training and coaching resource for service-based women entrepreneurs who want to increase their sales, serve more people, and change more lives.

Feedback & Comments:

  1. Inspiring list. Wishing you a Happy Day Tiffany! Cheers!

  2. I love this concept. Work life balance isn’t just about balancing what you do but in making sure that happiness is balanced across work and life as well.

  3. Having that fresh mind and fresh open look makes all the difference in life and in business, Tiffany. I totally agree with you!

  4. I couldn’t agree more!!! This is something that I’ve been consciously living for the past 3 years and it’s the direction my business is going in… fun stuff in store for the DVSisterhood! Hope you’ll join us, Tiffany!

  5. It all starts with mindset. Everyone needs to start each day in their best frame of mind.
    Each of your tips will support our ability to do exactly that everyday!

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